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A Tea Party protest in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 15, 2009.
.The Tea Party protests are a series of nationally-coordinated protests across the United States beginning in early 2009.[1][2][3][4] Some participants say the protests are part of a larger, anti-tax[3] Tea Party movement.^ The Tea Parties that are happening across 'this great nation' are suppored and funded by ...
  • Tea Party Protest: No Matter How Big A Net Plus For GOP | The Moderate Voice 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Story: Tea party protest planned for tax day .
  • Tea party protests planned in Houston for tax day - 4/15/09 - Houston News - abc13.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Among other events, protests have been held on:
.The name "Tea Party" is a reference to the Boston Tea Party, whose principal aim was to protest taxation without representation[7].^ That's what the protests and tea parties were about.
  • Shelby County Reporter | Thousands protest at Tax Day tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.shelbycountyreporter.com [Source type: General]

^ The name "tea party" is a reference to the Boston Tea Party.

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The protests have sought to evoke images, slogans and themes from the American Revolution[6][8][9].^ This spurred on other protests in other ports across the new Americas and is said as the event that prompted the American Revolution.

^ The name "Tea Party" is a reference to the Boston Tea Party, and protests nationwide have sought to evoke images, slogans and themes from the American Revolution.
  • stjoenews.net | 70-plus participate in Tea Party protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.stjoenews.net [Source type: General]

^ By Grab Networks Tea Party Protest By Grab Networks Related Content American Revolution Primer The American Christian Movement - Leaders...
  • Obama and the New American Tea Party Protest Movement - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.The letters T-E-A have been used by some protesters to form the backronym "Taxed Enough Already"[10].^ Tea stands for "taxed enough already."
  • `Tea party' gathering protests big bailout - LA Daily News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.dailynews.com [Source type: News]
  • `Tea party' gathering protests big bailout - LA Daily News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.dailynews.com [Source type: News]

^ TEA is the acronym for Taxed Enough Already.
  • Anti-tax tea parties protest taxes and spending | AccountingWEB.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.accountingweb.com [Source type: News]

^ But this rally also used TEA as an acronym for "Taxed Enough Already."
  • Knoxville 'Tea Party' protest against government spending draws 1,700 » Knoxville News Sentinel 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.knoxnews.com [Source type: News]

.Commentators promoted Tax Day events on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, while the Fox News Channel regularly featured televised programming leading into and promoting various protest activities.^ Not bad for an event promoted so heavily on Fox.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » Tea Parties: Protesting Government Excess 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: General]

^ Tax day protests held nationwide .
  • Anti-tax 'tea party' draws hundreds 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.krqe.com [Source type: News]

^ Yes, Fox News advertised the events.
  • Anti-tax 'tea party' protests railing against Barack Obama and Congress break out across America | World news | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[11][12] .Reaction to the tea parties included counter-protests expressing support for the Obama administration, and dismissive or mocking media coverage of both the events and its promoters.^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tulsans protests taxes with Tea Party .
  • Tulsans protests taxes with Tea Party | KJRH.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.kjrh.com [Source type: News]

^ The Tea Party was a very fine event.
  • Sacramento Press / Tea Party Protest at the Capitol 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.sacramentopress.com [Source type: Original source]

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Contents

History

Background

A Tea Party protester holds a sign saying "Remember: Dissent is Patriotic" at a Nashville Tea Party on February 27, 2009.
.The theme of the Boston Tea Party, an iconic event of American history, has long been used by anti-tax protesters with libertarian and conservative viewpoints.^ Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day .
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: General]

^ Story: Tea party protest planned for tax day .
  • Tea party protests planned in Houston for tax day - 4/15/09 - Houston News - abc13.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15][16][17][18][19] .It was part of Tax Day protests held throughout the 1990s and earlier.^ Rallies will be held throughout Californian on April 15, tax day.
  • Antelope Valley ‘tea party’ tax protest is a success @ GeorgeRunner.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.georgerunner.com [Source type: General]

^ Tea Party tax protest held .
  • Tea Party tax protest held | GadsdenTimes.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.gadsdentimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Tax day protests held nationwide .
  • Anti-tax 'tea party' draws hundreds 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.krqe.com [Source type: News]

[20][21][22] .The libertarian theme of the "tea party" protest was previously used by Republican Congressman Ron Paul and his supporters as a fundraising event during the primaries of the 2008 presidential campaign to emphasize Paul's fiscal conservatism, which they later claimed laid the groundwork for the modern-day Tea Party movement.^ 'Tea party' movement: Who are they and what do they want?
  • Immigration reform pitch morphs Tea Party protests / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.csmonitor.com [Source type: News]
  • Round 2 of Tea Party protests: a political powerhouse in the making? / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.csmonitor.com [Source type: News]

^ Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day .
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: General]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23][24][25][26] .As home mortgage foreclosures increased, and details of the 2009 stimulus bill became known, including the provision for the AIG executive bonuses, organized protests began to emerge.^ Last week we saw protests at the homes of AIG executives.

^ The protest centers around the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plans and the costs and expected tax increases needed to fund it.
  • Thoughts from the sales tax trenches... - Tea Party: Protest Tax and Promote Idiocy. 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blog.avalara.com [Source type: News]

^ Earlier in 2009, widespread popular protests took place as a result of increasing federal spending and the culture in D.C. of rewarding failure.
  • Welcome to the FWB Tea Party! 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC fwbteaparty.com [Source type: General]

[27][28][29]

February 1st, 2009 "tea bag campaign"

On January 19, 2009, Graham Makohoniuk, a portfolio manager for an investment firm[30] posted a casual invitation on the market-ticker.org forums to "Mail a tea bag to congress and to senate".[31] The idea quickly caught on with others on the forum, some of whom reported being attracted to the inexpensive, easy way to reach "everyone that voted for the bailout." [32]
Forum moderator, Stephanie Jasky helped organize the group and "get it to go viral."[33] Jasky is also the founder and director of FedUpUSA - a fiscally conservative, non-partisan activist group that describes themselves as "a group of investors" who sprung out of the market-ticker.org forums.[34] The group had previously held DC protests in 2008.[35][36] On January 19, 2009, Jasky had posted a formal invitation "to a commemorative tea party."[37] She suggested they all send tea bags on the same day (February 1, 2009) in a coordinated effort.[33]
.The founder of market-ticker.org, Karl Denninger (stock trader and former CEO),[38] published his own write-up on the proposed protest, titled "Tea Party February 1st?," which was posted in direct response to President Obama's innauguration occurring on the same day, and railed against the bailouts, the US national debt and "the fraud and abuse in our banking and financial system" which included the predatory lending practices currently at the center of the home mortgage foreclosure crisis.^ Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day .
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Over 2,000 cities have tea party protests scheduled for tax day - April 15 Federal Spending Government Run Amok Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC libertarianvegan.today.com [Source type: General]

^ Comment Uncategorized , barack obama , debt , deficit , tea parties .

^ Story: Tea party protest planned for tax day .
  • Tea party protests planned in Houston for tax day - 4/15/09 - Houston News - abc13.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39] .Karl Denninger, who helped form FedUpUSA in the wake of the March 2008 Federal Reserve bail out of Bear Sterns, had been a guest on both Glenn Beck and CNBC Reports.^ Check out: Glenn Beck Clips .

^ The Evil Federal Reserve - word form - 3.

^ Riverside National reaches out to Federal Reserve to maintain local bank's 'financial soundness' Published 1/26/2010 at 1:29 p.m.
  • Anti-tax tea party organizers planning Independence Day protests and celebrations » TCPalm.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.tcpalm.com [Source type: General]
  • Hundreds protest at St. Lucie County Tax Day Tea Party in Port St. Lucie » TCPalm.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.tcpalm.com [Source type: General]

[40][41] .By February 1, the idea had spread among conservative and libertarian-oriented blogs, forums, websites and through a viral email campaign.^ The remarks spread quickly through e-mail and websites such as Facebook and YouTube, which has recorded more than a million views of the Santelli video clip.
  • Tax revolt a recipe for tea parties - USATODAY.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]
  • Hundreds of tea party protests planned for this week | ksdk.com | St. Louis, MO 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.ksdk.com [Source type: News]

^ Leave a reply name (required) email ( will not be shown ) (required) website Make Money Blogging Discover the Magic Formula to creating… Liberal Reader .
  • The American Spectator : Tea Party Nation 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ February 23, 11:59 AM Conservative Politics Examiner Kathy Shaidle Previous Next 27 comments Print Email RSS Subscribe Subscribe .
  • 'Tea parties' protest Obama's stimulus package 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.examiner.com [Source type: News]

[42]
On February 11, talk radio host and Fox Business Network personality Dave Ramsey appeared on Fox and Friends, waving tea bags and saying "It's time for a Tea Party." [29] He was on the show criticizing the newly confirmed Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, who that morning had outlined his plan to use the $300 billion or so dollars remaining in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. .He intended to use $50 billion for foreclosure mitigation and use the rest to help fund private investors to buy toxic assets from banks.^ Providing personal tax cuts doesn't address the credit markets drying up, banks with toxic assets and a rapid contraction of the labor force.
  • Conservatives plan stimulus ‘tea party’ protest at state Capitol « Colorado Independent 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC coloradoindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Time for them to stop using tax payer monies like their own private bribery fund.

^ Step 6: The private investor would then manage the servicing of the asset pool and the timing of its disposition on an ongoing basis - using asset managers approved and subject to oversight by the FDIC. ter.

[43]

"Porkulus" protests and "First Tea Party" claims

.The dominant theme seen at some of the earliest anti-stimulus protests was "pork" rather than tea.^ Tea party protests stimulus package .

^ List some tea party protests other than the Boston Tea Party.
  • EDSITEment - Lesson Plan 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC edsitement.neh.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CNBC's Rick Santelli called earlier this week, backed by mortgage traders, for a "Nationwide Chicago Tea Party" to protest the Obama Administration's Pork Laden Stimulus plan.
  • Bloggin on down the Rogue : Chicago Tea Party 12 September 2009 15:28 UTC www.rogueriver.tzo.com [Source type: General]

[44] .The term "porkulus" was coined by radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh on his January 27, 2009, broadcast[45] in reference to both the 2009 "stimulus" bill, which was just introduced to the House of Representatives the day before, as well as to pork barrel spending and earmarks[46].^ February 27, 2009 at 5:45 .
  • Sadly, No! » Also, Sir, You Are A Muslim Terror Hitler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: General]

^ It's like Rush Limbaugh in 2009.
  • The American Spectator : Tea Party Nation 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ February 27, 2009 at 0:45 .
  • Sadly, No! » Also, Sir, You Are A Muslim Terror Hitler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: General]

.This proved very popular with conservative politicians and commentators[47], who began to unify in opposition against stimulus spending after the 2008 General Election.^ There are many Americans right now, who believe that last year's 2008 election of Barack Obama is just such a revolution.
  • A New American Tea Party - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ Both held signs against spending taxpayer money to help the undeserving, including bank executives and the poor who manipulate the system.
  • Hundreds rally at Pavilion Tax Day Tea Party protest | Charlottesville Daily Progress 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www2.dailyprogress.com [Source type: General]

^ Nancy & Harry have rammed legislation through congress – bailouts, stimulus, cap & trade and now healthcare – that are very unpopular with moderates and conservatives, who constitute a majority of voters.
  • Patterico’s Pontifications » Ohio Tea Party Protest (Updated x2) 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC patterico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Competing claims have emerged over which protest was actually the first to organize.^ First there was the lame attempt to organize a counter protest , but that flopped pretty spectacularly.
  • The Response to theTea Party Protests (or Liberals' Great Fox Mind Control Theory) (Wizbang) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]
  • LorieByrd.com: Tea Party Movement 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.loriebyrd.com [Source type: General]

^ On Tuesday night, Stewart joined a number of media watchdog organizations in claiming that Hannity had dramatically exaggerated the numbers of last week's protest.
  • tea party protest // Current 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Organizers of the February 27th events pledged to carry on with an even bigger and better protest to follow the first.

.According to FreedomWorks state and federal campaigns director Brendan Steinhauser[48][49], activist Mary Rakovich[50] was the organizer of a February 10, 2009 protest in Fort Myers, Florida, calling it the "first protest of President Obama's administration that we know of.^ February 27, 2009 at 2:10 .
  • Sadly, No! » Also, Sir, You Are A Muslim Terror Hitler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: General]

^ February 27, 2009 at 1:10 .
  • Sadly, No! » Also, Sir, You Are A Muslim Terror Hitler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: General]

^ February 26, 2009 at 22:49 .
  • Sadly, No! » Teabag: The Dampening 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: News]

.It was the first protest of what became the tea party movement."^ Tulsans protests taxes with Tea Party .
  • Tulsans protests taxes with Tea Party | KJRH.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.kjrh.com [Source type: News]

^ Saying tea party protesters are racist?
  • LorieByrd.com: Tea Party Movement 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.loriebyrd.com [Source type: General]

^ What was protested during the boston tea party?
  • WikiAnswers - What was the Boston Tea Party a protest against 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: News]

[51] .Rakovich, along with six to 10 others, protested outside a townhall meeting featuring President Barack Obama and Florida governor Charlie Crist [52].^ If we do not, President Barack Obama should veto it.
  • On the “tea parties” and “going Galt” | QandO 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.qando.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Maybe he is, but your PRESIDENT is Barack Obama.
  • Think Progress » Republican Members Of Congress Embrace Radical Anti-Obama Tea Party Protests 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Thousands of demonstrators staged “Tax Day Tea Parties” in cities across the U.S. today to protest President Barack Obama ’s economic policies as the deadline to file income tax-returns approached.
  • ‘Tea Parties’ Held to Protest Obama Economic Policies (Update2) - Bloomberg.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.bloomberg.com [Source type: News]

.Interviewed by a local reporter, Rakovich explained that she "thinks the government is wasting way too much money helping people receive high definition TV signals" and that "Obama promotes socialism, although 'he doesn't call it that'"[52].^ Do you think government takes too much?
  • Tea Parties will bring together bailout opponents | Yakima Herald-Republic Online 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.yakima-herald.com [Source type: News]

^ I think they call that Socialism.
  • Tea Parties? Obama Passes the Sugar - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Obama is trying to help people not demean them.
  • The Raw Story » ABC fights back against Tea Party protest size falsehoods 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rawstory.com [Source type: Original source]

.She was invited to appear in front of a national audience on Neil Cavuto's Fox News Channel program Your World[53].^ Fox News with -- Your World with Neil Cavuto is going to be live in Sacramento, California, at 4 p.m.
  • REPORT: "Fair and balanced" Fox News aggressively promotes "tea party" protests | Media Matters for America 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Fox News aggressively promotes "tea party" protests : Indybay 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.indybay.org [Source type: General]

^ While organizers tout the event's "grassroots" support, the events on April 15, the day income taxes are due, were stoked by mentions on the Fox News Channel, some of whose commentators appeared at events.
  • Anti-tax Tea Party protests planned for Fourth - SFGate 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC articles.sfgate.com [Source type: News]

^ Much of the online discussion reflected a partisan split also prominent on cable news , with Fox News Channel commentators frequently supporting the protests while MSNBC hosts ridiculed them.
  • Tea Party Protests, Pirates & Puppies - Pew Research Center 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC pewresearch.org [Source type: News]

.Regarding the role Freedomworks played in the demonstration, Rakovich acknowledged they were involved "Right from the start,"[54] and said that in her 2 1/2 hour training session, she was taught how to attract more supporters and was specifically advised not to focus on President Obama.^ President Obama for misinformation," Malkin said.
  • Thousands rally at Milwaukee tea party - JSOnline 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Obama's Popular Support so crucial to a President.
  • Tea-ed off: Yesterday's tea parties - First Read - msnbc.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC firstread.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ They want President Obama to fail.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Tea Party Protestors Want Obama to Fail | Politicususa.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.politicususa.com [Source type: General]

[55]
.However, though it was not the first protest of the Obama administration or of the stimulus, New York Times reporter Kate Zernike[56], reports that some within the Tea Party credit Seattle blogger and conservative activist Keri Carender with organizing the first Tea Party on February 16, 2009. Another article, written by Chris Good of The Atlantic, credits Carender as "one of the first" Tea Party organizers.^ GOP holds 'tea party' stimulus protest in Valley .
  • GOP holds 'tea party' stimulus protest in Valley 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: News]

^ On one side we have the Tea Parties, on the other the global warming protesters.
  • Tea Party Protests vs. Climate Summit Protests: What would Nancy say? | Free State Revolution 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freestaterevolution.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another protest tea party planned for July 4 holiday .
  • RN-T.com - Romans celebrate Independence Day with second Tea Party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC romenews-tribune.com [Source type: News]

.Carendar organized what she called A "Porkulus Protest" on President’s Day, before, as she says, "Rick Santelli’s rant!"^ Organizers proudly called them "grassroots" protests.
  • Press: This 'tea party' brought to you by Fox News - Framingham, MA - The MetroWest Daily News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.metrowestdailynews.com [Source type: News]

^ During Rick's rant, he called for a "Chicago tea Party" where advocates of the free-market system could join in a protest against out of control government spending.
  • Merced Tea Party | Be heard and make a difference! 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC merced.teapartynexus.com [Source type: General]
  • West Virginia TEA Party 12 September 2009 15:28 UTC hurricanetars.org [Source type: News]
  • Houston Blogs: TheVote: Sweetened Or Unsweetened? 12 September 2009 15:28 UTC thevote.abc13.com [Source type: General]

^ Online conservative activists have rallied to CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s call earlier this week, backed by mortgage traders, for a “Nationwide Chicago Tea Party” to protest the Obama Administration’s bailout plan.

referring to the .CNBC reporter who called for protests after the announcement of the AIG executive bonuses in the face of increasing home mortgage foreclosures.^ Last week we saw protests at the homes of AIG executives.

^ Online conservative activists have rallied to CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s call earlier this week, backed by mortgage traders, for a “Nationwide Chicago Tea Party” to protest the Obama Administration’s bailout plan.

^ Funny thing is though, the protests actually started at CNBC with an outburst by Chicago reporter Rick Santelli.
  • Idle Media Dismiss Tea Parties Same Way Crowd Treated Susan Boyle - HUMAN EVENTS 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.humanevents.com [Source type: General]

.Carender said, "Without any support from a national movement, without any support from any official in my city, I just got fed up and planned it."^ We are just fed up.
  • Sacramento Press / Tea Party Protest at the Capitol 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.sacramentopress.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Currently I support a plan that will bring stability and security to the health care system, lower the cost of health care, and will provide health insurance to thousands of people in my district who are currently living without coverage."
  • Tea Party members protest health plan - SalemNews.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Ohio, Community Information - The Salem News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.salemnews.net [Source type: News]

^ The convention is aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement leaders together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movement's multiple organizations' principal goals.

.Carender said 120 people participated.^ I bet many people will be there to come and participate in the said event.
  • Conservatives plan stimulus ‘tea party’ protest at state Capitol « Colorado Independent 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC coloradoindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

."Which is amazing for the bluest of blue cities I live in, and on only four days notice!!^ Days of Our Lives actress Frances Reid dies Frances Reid, who played matriarch Alice Horton on Days of Our Lives for four decades, has died.
  • Comm-oddities: Boston Tea Party protest goes online 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: News]

.This was due to me spending the entire four days calling and emailing every person, think tank, policy center, university professors (that were sympathetic), etc.^ (WLS) -- A group of people frustrated with taxes and what they call reckless government spending held a so-called tea party on this Independence Day.
  • Tea party protests government spending - 7/04/09 - Chicago News - abc7chicago.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Every Day Create Your History” - Michael Jospeh Jackson every day i think of him and how he inspired.
  • BuzzFeed: Raw Feed 12 September 2009 15:28 UTC www.buzzfeed.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm busy that day, but I have some BTP fliers that Charles Jay emailed us to use in Florida last summer somewhere in my email archives, I think.
  • New American Tea Party | the Boston Tea Party 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC bostontea.us [Source type: General]

in town, and not stopping until the day came." .Carender held a second protest on February 27, 2009 which she claims was the first Tea Party.^ Tea party’ protest held in Detroit - NashuaTelegraph.com .
  • ‘Tea party’ protest held in Detroit - NashuaTelegraph.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.nashuatelegraph.com [Source type: News]

^ February 27, 2009 at 1:11 .
  • Sadly, No! » Also, Sir, You Are A Muslim Terror Hitler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.sadlyno.com [Source type: General]

^ Refer also to our prior coverage of the February 27, 2009 Chicago Tea Party protests nationwide.
  • Nationwide estimates of Tax Day Tea Party protest crowds 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

."We more than doubled our attendance at this one, and that is very much due to the fact that I had collected email addresses at the first one and was able to tell a couple hundred people at once about the second rally."^ I can tell you don't have much more than that.
  • Chicago Anti-Tax Tea Party - Chicagoist 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC chicagoist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People in attendance were people who care about the future of our country.
  • The Raw Story » ABC fights back against Tea Party protest size falsehoods 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rawstory.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At least one hundred more people arrived in the hour that followed.
  • July 4th Tea Party Report 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC lucidicus.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57][58]
.Carender contacted conservative author and Fox News contributor, Michelle Malkin in order to gain her support and publicize her event.^ Yes, Fox News advertised the events.
  • Anti-tax 'tea party' protests railing against Barack Obama and Congress break out across America | World news | guardian.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Glenn Beck broadcast his Fox News show from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, a conservative state that is a key area for the "parties".
  • Obama faces 'Boston tea party' tax protests - Telegraph 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Much of the online discussion reflected a partisan split also prominent on cable news , with Fox News Channel commentators frequently supporting the protests while MSNBC hosts ridiculed them.
  • Tea Party Protests, Pirates & Puppies - Pew Research Center 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC pewresearch.org [Source type: News]

.Malkin promoted the protest in several posts on her blog, saying that "There should be one of these in every town in America," and that she would be supplying the crowd with a meal of pulled pork.^ Also, there's a big differernce in reporting on these protests and actually promoting them.
  • REPORT: "Fair and balanced" Fox News aggressively promotes "tea party" protests | Media Matters for America 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That's one problem with these protests.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Tea Party" Protests Appear to Draw At Least 250,000 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'd say several hundred at the DC one...
  • The American Spectator : AmSpecBlog : Scenes from the DC Tea Party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The protest was held in Seattle on Presidents Day, February 16, the day before President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law[59].^ The president will sign this appropriations bill into law.

^ Obama voted 'yea' or signed into law every single ...
  • theblogprof: TEA PARTY Protest Breaks Out As Barney Frank (D-Fannie Mae) Comes To Talk To Michigan Democrats (with video) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC theblogprof.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Obama signed the bill.

.Malkin encouraged her readers to stage similar events in Denver on February 17 where President Obama planned to sign the stimulus bill into law.^ The president will sign this appropriations bill into law.

^ Similar events are planned throughout the country.
  • Conservative group plans Tax Day Tea Party protest - News - ReviewJournal.com 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC www.lvrj.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama voted 'yea' or signed into law every single ...
  • theblogprof: TEA PARTY Protest Breaks Out As Barney Frank (D-Fannie Mae) Comes To Talk To Michigan Democrats (with video) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC theblogprof.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A protest at the Denver Capitol Building was already in the works, which Michelle Malkin reports was organized by the conservative advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity, and spearheaded by conservative activist group, Independence Institute as well as former Republican Representative and presidential candidate, Tom Tancredo.^ Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group, spearheads the tea party movement.
  • Thousands rally at Milwaukee tea party - JSOnline 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.jsonline.com [Source type: News]

^ I’m a long-time independent conservative activist.
  • Brooks Bayne - That's What He Said- L.A. Tea Party - Anatomy of a Social Media Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC brooksbayne.com [Source type: General]

^ There were Democrats and Independents at this protest as well!
  • » Pictures From the Tea Party Protests Liberal Values 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

[60][61][62] .Another protest, organized by a local conservative talk radio station KFYI was held in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, on February 18, and brought 500 protesters[63].^ Online coverage such as conservative talk radio, blogs, and organizations .
  • Nationwide estimates of Tax Day Tea Party protest crowds 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

^ The protests now are organized on the local level.
  • Tampa tea parties protest stimulus packages 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]
  • Tampa tea parties protest stimulus packages 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]

^ Conservative talk radio has what..
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Fullerton Tea Party gets 15,000 protestors 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.KFYI organized the protest in reaction to Obama's visit to the local high school to hold his first public talk on elements of the stimulus bill.^ Protested anti-intellectualism in public schools?"
  • Booker Rising: Tea Party Protest In Washington, D.C.....And Elsewhere: Bookerista Roundup 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.bookerrising.net [Source type: General]

^ The protests now are organized on the local level.
  • Tampa tea parties protest stimulus packages 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]
  • Tampa tea parties protest stimulus packages 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www2.tbo.com [Source type: News]

^ They are holding these protests because Obama’s taxes are too high?
  • Think Progress » Republican Members Of Congress Embrace Radical Anti-Obama Tea Party Protests 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[64] .By February 20, Michelle Malkin was using her nationally-syndicated column to attempt to present these three protests as a movement to her fellow conservatives, and continued to call for more.^ Find out more about the history and present of these protests.
  • Learn More About Tea Party Protests 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.brighthub.com [Source type: General]

^ How pathetic the so-called conservative movement is.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Fullerton Tea Party gets 15,000 protestors 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, Michelle Malkin has laid it out in her syndicated column.

[65] "There's something in the air," she wrote, "It's the smell of roasted pork."

First national Tea Party protests

.On February 19, 2009,[47] in a broadcast from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CNBC Business News Network editor Rick Santelli loudly criticized the government plan to refinance mortgages, which had just been announced the day before, as "promoting bad behavior" by "subsidizing losers' mortgages" and raised the possibility of putting together a "Chicago Tea Party in July"[66][67].^ "Chicago tea party" on July Fourth.
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Story: Tea party protest planned for tax day .
  • Tea party protests planned in Houston for tax day - 4/15/09 - Houston News - abc13.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC abclocal.go.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just before WPB tea party, Dems diss the message .
  • Tea Party | Palm Beach & South Florida gossip & celebrity news | Jose Lambiet’s Page2Live.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.page2live.com [Source type: General]

.A number of the stock brokers around him cheered on his proposal, to the apparent amusement of the hosts in the studio.^ The international loans he brokered, along with his involvement with several companies and organizations around the world made him a person of interest for conspiracy theorists .
  • Israpundit » Blog Archive » NYT: Give the Palestinians what they want or else. 12 September 2009 15:28 UTC www.israpundit.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was called "the rant heard round the world"[68] and quickly went viral after it received a big "red siren headline" on the popular conservative blog, drudgereport.com.^ Trackbacks The shot heard ’round the world.
  • Michelle Malkin » Tea Party U.S.A.: The movement grows 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: General]

^ Did the conservative blogs light up calling for his head?
  • BREAKING – Chicago Tea Party (Pictures) UPDATED Now With Video! : Founding Bloggers 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.foundingbloggers.com [Source type: General]

^ I have a feeling that USPS is going to have a hell of a lot of tea to contend with, after all it only costs 42 cents to send a message, hopefully heard round the world!!!
  • snopes.com: New American Tea Party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.snopes.com [Source type: General]

[69] According to The New Yorker writer Ben McGrath[70] and New York Times reporter Kate Zernike[71], this is where the movement was first inspired to coalesce under the collective banner of "Tea Party." By the next day, guests on Fox News had already begun to mention this new "Tea Party." [72]
.In response to Santelli, websites such as ChicagoTeaParty.com, registered in August 2008 by Chicago radio producer Zack Christenson, were live within twelve hours.^ I have been enjoying this website since August 2008.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Tea Party" Protests Appear to Draw At Least 250,000 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Within hours of Santelli’s rant, a website called ChicagoTeaParty.com sprang to life.
  • GOP tea party protest in Sarasota 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]
  • GOP tea party protest in Sarasota 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC blogs.tampabay.com [Source type: General]

^ "Within hours of Santelli’s rant, a website called ChicagoTeaParty.com sprang to life.
  • FreedomWorks' Long History Of Teabagging | TPMDC 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8] .About 10 hours after Santelli's remarks, reTeaParty.com was bought to coordinate Tea Parties scheduled for July 4, and as of March 4, was reported to be receiving 11,000 visitors a day.^ "Chicago tea party" on July Fourth.
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Kansas Independence Day Tea Party - 11 Kansas Tax Day Tea Party protests .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

^ Tea party on Tax Day .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]
.According to The Huffington Post, a Facebook page was developed on February 20 calling for Tea Party protests across the country.^ That's what the protests and tea parties were about.
  • Shelby County Reporter | Thousands protest at Tax Day tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.shelbycountyreporter.com [Source type: General]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tea Party protests .

[42] .Group administrators included Eric Odom of the conservative activist group FreedomWorks, and the group was created by Phil Kerpen from the conservative advocacy organization Americans for Prosperity -- the same group credited for the Denver "porkulus" protest as well as Mary Rakovich's early February 10 protest.^ Local Organizers should create their group.

^ Eric Odom created this Ning Network .
  • Tea Party BS - The Patriot Caucus 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.thepatriotcaucus.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Tea Party BS - The Patriot Caucus 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.thepatriotcaucus.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The events are being coordinated in North Carolina in part by Americans for Prosperity , a small-government advocacy group.
  • Tea party protests to be held today | newsobserver.com projects 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC projects.newsobserver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Soon, the "Nationwide Chicago Tea Party" protest was coordinated across over 40 different cities for February 27, 2009, thus establishing the first national modern Tea Party protest.^ That's what the protests and tea parties were about.
  • Shelby County Reporter | Thousands protest at Tax Day tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.shelbycountyreporter.com [Source type: General]

^ The Tea Parties that are happening across 'this great nation' are suppored and funded by ...
  • Tea Party Protest: No Matter How Big A Net Plus For GOP | The Moderate Voice 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Chicago tea party" on July Fourth.
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

[73][74]

Protests

April 15 Tax-day events

Tea Party protesters in Louisville, Kentucky on April 15, 2009.
.April 15, 2009 was the date of the largest number of tea parties, with demonstrations reported to be occurring in more than 750 cities.^ April 15, 2009 1:56 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ April 15, 2009 1:09 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ April 15, 2009 2:37 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

[75] .Estimates of numbers of protesters varied by location and source.^ By a number of estimates the Tea Party Protest in Sacramento probably exceeded a total 22,000 people, with anywhere from 4,000-7,000 actually at protest site at any given time.
  • Big Tea Party Protest In Sacramento - Huge Success - POST SCRIPTS 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC www.norcalblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (U) KNOWN LOCATIONS AND EVENTS: According various websites and open source information, planned protest locations and time on April 15 in Maryland are: .
  • Big Dogs House » tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.onebigdog.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The people I spoke with at the Prescott Valley, AZ protest (police estimate of numbers was 2000-2500) were of varied parties or non-aligned politically.
  • Tea Party Protesters Are Right | OpenMarket.org 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.openmarket.org [Source type: News]

.The Christian Science Monitor reported on the difficulties of calculating a cumulative turnout and said some estimates state that over half a million Americans participated in the protests, noting, "experts say the counting itself often becomes politicized as authorities, organizers, and attendees often come up with dramatically different counts.".[76][76][77] Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, estimated that at least 268,000 attended in over 200 cities.^ Yeah, 200 people in a city of 8,000,000.
  • 200+ NYC "Tea Party" Protests Obama as Socialist, Communist, Hitler, Etc. - New York News - Runnin' Scared 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blogs.villagevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Organizers estimate between 5,000 and 7,000 people attended the rally.
  • Shelby County Reporter | Thousands protest at Tax Day tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.shelbycountyreporter.com [Source type: General]

^ In all the states that have passed reforms, the situation has improved — often dramatically.
  • Property Rights and Property Seizures 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.akdart.com [Source type: Original source]

[78] .Statistician Nate Silver, manager of fivethirtyeight.com, has stated that the largest protests were in capitals and large cities while many others had little or no reliable media coverage and were thus not included in his estimate.^ Protests were also scheduled for other areas in the state.
  • Independence Day Tea Party Protests Planned Across the U.S | NowPublic News Coverage 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.nowpublic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And no other way can it be stated.
  • Newsy | Media Tea Party Brew | The News With More Views 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.newsy.com [Source type: News]

^ Many cities are organizing protests.
  • The Enlightened Redneck » Send A Teabag To Washington 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.enlightenedredneck.com [Source type: General]

.He reported cumulative crowd size from credible sources to be an estimated 311,460 for 346 cities and on April 16, 2009 stated "essentially all major cities and state capitals should now be accounted for."^ April 16, 2009 5:04 AM .
  • The Response to theTea Party Protests (or Liberals' Great Fox Mind Control Theory) (Wizbang) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ April 16, 2009 9:47 AM .
  • The Response to theTea Party Protests (or Liberals' Great Fox Mind Control Theory) (Wizbang) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ April 16, 2009 3:46 PM .
  • The Response to theTea Party Protests (or Liberals' Great Fox Mind Control Theory) (Wizbang) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

[79] .The largest event, in Atlanta, Georgia, drew an estimated 7,000[80] to 15,000 people.^ The LA Times IGNORED the Fullerton event (15,000 People).
  • Minnesota Tea Party Patriots 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC teapartymn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I just saw the Atlanta estimate of 7.000.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: How Many Attended The Tea Parties? 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: News]

^ The largest events drew close to 20,000 people, but some drew only dozens.
  • Arguing the size of the "tea party" protest | csmonitor.com 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC www.csmonitor.com [Source type: News]

[79][81] .Some of the gatherings drew only dozens.^ That's like saying Brittney Spears drew 20,000 at some arena in Denver, but the tea party only drew 5,000.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Tea Party" Protests Appear to Draw At Least 250,000 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The largest events drew close to 20,000 people, but some drew only dozens.
  • Arguing the size of the "tea party" protest | csmonitor.com 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC www.csmonitor.com [Source type: News]

[76]
.An April 15, 2009 Tea Party protest outside the White House was moved after a box of tea bags was hurled over the White House fence.^ April 15, 2009 1:56 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ April 15, 2009 1:09 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Tampa Tea Party Protest: 4-15-09 .

.Police sealed off the area and evacuated some people.^ The fact that there are still some people PISSED OFF that Barack Obama won the elections ...
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: How Many Attended The Tea Parties? 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: News]

^ The question is what will happen with the energized people: Are we going to maintain an effective two-party system or are some of them going to split off?"
  • Tea Party Movement - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ News now says that some of the area neighborhoods have been locked down by the local police.
  • Michele Bachmann, Jon Voight, Mark Levin, Republican congressmen, November 5, 2009, Health Care Bill Tea party, Protest of socialist government health care « Citizen Wells 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC citizenwells.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.The United States Secret Service brought out a bomb-detecting robot, which determined the package was not a threat.^ For our international users, please be aware that the information you submit when registering for our services is collected in the United States of America.
  • 9/12 DC Tea Party Protest - CNN iReport 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.ireport.com [Source type: News]
  • Tea Party Protest US Rep Charlie Gonzalez's Office - CNN iReport 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.ireport.com [Source type: News]

^ NOT buy any products taht are amde outside of the United states espically companies that have moved out for cheap albor and still charge us high prices.
  • Glenn Thrush's Blog: ACORN vs. tea bags - POLITICO.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ His secret agenda is to dissolve the United States of America into the North American Union.
  • John Titor - Time Traveler 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.johntitor.com [Source type: News]

[82] Approximately a thousand people had demonstrated, several waved placards saying "Stop Big Government," "What Would Jefferson Do," and "Taxation is Piracy".[5]
According to an April 20, 2009 Rasmussen poll, 51% of Americans polled viewed the protests favorably and 32% of these viewed them "very favorably." About one in four people polled knew someone who had attended a Tea Party protest.[83] .Those results, however, stand in contrast to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey in March found that 62% said that they approved how Obama is handling tax policy.^ He and fellow GOP commissioner Helen Stone said they would vote against any county budget that includes a property tax-millage increase.
  • 1,500 protest tax-and-spend trend at Savannah 'tea party' | savannahnow.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC savannahnow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I visited the sites of the ‘New American Tea Party’ and an online survey showed over 90% of thousands said they would send the teabag on April 1..
  • Lisa's Blog : Homestead Originals, Bringing a little 'haven' to your homestead... 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.homesteadoriginals.com [Source type: General]

^ Several members of the group said they had been active in other Tea Party rallies including a nationwide event in March and a gathering in Washington, D.C. .
  • Tea Party protests health care reform outside Cleveland Clinic | Metro - cleveland.com - cleveland.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77] .An April USA Today/Gallup also found that a majority of Americans favor the expansion of government economic intervention, at least for now.^ Although, protesters denounced government spending and taxes at both the state and national levels, the latest Gallup poll shows that over 50 percent of Americans approve government's expansion to fix the economy.
  • Yucaipa Valley residents stage "tea party" protest rally - Yucaipa Now 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC blogs.sbsun.com [Source type: News]

^ By contrast, on Tax Day morning, readers of the April 15 USA Today , some of whom were probably reading USA Today over breakfast, were greeted with a front page story that was six times longer and insisted: “Most Americans OK with Big Government, at least for now.” (Details on NewsBusters .
  • Tea Parties Hit with Hostile and Crude Media Response 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.mrc.org [Source type: News]

^ A majority of Americans are seeking a positive change, a change by their duly elected representatives that will alter the fabric of our country and its government, but will not rip it apart.
  • A New American Tea Party - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 18 September 2009 7:50 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[5]

Post-April-15th, Pre-July-4th Tea Parties

.After April 15, 2009 Tea Party rallies continued in various locales around the nation.^ April 15, 2009 1:56 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ April 15, 2009 1:09 PM .
  • Tea Parties a Test of Conservative Online Organizing | 44 | washingtonpost.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ "Tea Party" protests from around the nation KIRO-TV .
  • Local News | Anti-tax "Tea Party" protesters take aim at Olympia | Seattle Times Newspaper 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

.Many of these events were focused on opposition to state or local taxes and spending, rather than with national issues.^ This is about the Federal taxes not local or state!!
  • 200+ NYC "Tea Party" Protests Obama as Socialist, Communist, Hitler, Etc. - New York News - Runnin' Scared 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blogs.villagevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These were hardly local grassroot events.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Tea Party" Protests Appear to Draw At Least 250,000 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are several groups organizing local and national tax protests, using the idea of the Boston Tea Party as protest inspiration.
  • http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Tea+protests+brew+nationally&articleId=b8e074d8-e526-4ac2-826d-87be46524180 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.unionleader.com [Source type: News]

.Late April saw Tea Parties in Annapolis, Maryland, White Plains, New York,[84] Jackson, Tennessee,[85] and Monroe, Washington.^ Tea Party Express, which is on its way to Washington!
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - ‘Tea Party Express’ trucks on with tour aimed at health care « - Blogs from CNN.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Tea parties in the news .
  • Tea Parties - Salon.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]

^ New York July 4th Tea Party list - updates .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

[86] .In May, there were six more Tea Party events in Tennessee[87], New York,[88] Idaho,[89] Ohio,[90] Nevada,[91] and North Carolina.^ Only one third of the country support it.Many more Americans will be at the Tea Parties in the days to come.
  • 200+ NYC "Tea Party" Protests Obama as Socialist, Communist, Hitler, Etc. - New York News - Runnin' Scared 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC blogs.villagevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Baker says: March 4th, 2009 at 8:51 pm Shirley – There's a group of us also putting together a Burleson, Tx tea party / revolt.
  • NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY | Weekly World News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC weeklyworldnews.com [Source type: General]

^ I feel sure there will be many more tea party gatherings!
  • Flickr: Tea Party Protests 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[92] .During June, 2009 another dozen events were held in North Carolina,[93] California,[94] Rhode Island,[95] Texas,[96] Ohio,[97] Michigan,[98] Montana,[99] Florida,[100] New York,[101] and Washington[102] state.^ Atlanta, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Fayetteville, North Carolina Houston, Texas Kansas City, Kansas Philadelphia, PA Washington, D.C. .

^ Giuda is working with Alex Zablocki, top staffer for New York State Sen.
  • Join more than 40 nationwide tea parties 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.wnd.com [Source type: News]

^ Kellie June 26, 2009 at 7:53 am I didn’t notice that North Point wasn’t on that list.
  • July 4th Tea Party canceled — Peach Pundit 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.peachpundit.com [Source type: General]

.On June 29, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee, four thousand people rallied against new emissions trading (cap and trade) energy and universal health care legislation in Congress.^ These are not anti-health care rallies.

^ U.S. Capitol on health care legislation.
  • Michele Bachmann, Jon Voight, Mark Levin, Republican congressmen, November 5, 2009, Health Care Bill Tea party, Protest of socialist government health care « Citizen Wells 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC citizenwells.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Thousands rally with or against Obama .
  • So How Big Was The DC Tea Party? | QandO 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.qando.net [Source type: General]

[103]

Independence Day Tea Party protests

.A number of Tea Party protests were held the weekend of July 4, 2009, coinciding with American Independence Day.^ "Chicago tea party" on July Fourth.
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Independence Day tea parties in 350 cities .
  • Tea party 'extremists' rock and reload July 4 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.wnd.com [Source type: News]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[104][105] "The rally followed a national effort that drew thousands of activists to Tea Party events across the country on April 15, 2009 when income taxes are due".[106]
.On July 17, 2009 there were additional Tea Party protests around the nation organized by a group called Tea Party Patriots, this time against President Obama's proposed health care reform bill that they labeled socialized medicine.^ "Chicago tea party" on July Fourth.
  • Tax Day Becomes Protest Day - WSJ.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Washington Tea Party Patriots July 4th events .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

[107]

Taxpayer March on Washington

Protesters walking towards the United States Capitol during the Taxpayer March on Washington.
.On September 12, 2009, Tea Party protests were held in various cities around the nation.^ That's what the protests and tea parties were about.
  • Shelby County Reporter | Thousands protest at Tax Day tea party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.shelbycountyreporter.com [Source type: General]

^ Montana Independence Day Tea Party - 12 Montana Tax Day Tea Party protests .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

^ Protesters-inspired-by-Boston-Tea-Party Protesters inspired by Boston Tea Party .
  • Tax Protest at the Alamo (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates and links) 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Washington, D.C., Tea Party protests gathered to march from Freedom Plaza to the United States Capitol.^ Pictures From the Tea Party Protests Liberal Values Liberal Values Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought .
  • » Pictures From the Tea Party Protests Liberal Values 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Baker says: March 4th, 2009 at 8:51 pm Shirley – There's a group of us also putting together a Burleson, Tx tea party / revolt.
  • NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY | Weekly World News 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC weeklyworldnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Think Progress : Jewish Organizations Condemn GOP For Standing By As Tea Party Protesters Waved ‘Vile’ Anti-Semitic Signs .
  • Video - Rep. Israel Condemns Tea Party Protest Holocaust Signs - Congress 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC beltwayblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: General]

.Estimates of the number of attendees varied, from "tens of thousands"[108] to "in excess of 75,000".[109][110] A rally organizer asserted that one local ABC News station had reported attendance of over one million, but he retracted the statement after ABC News denied making any such report.^ I’ve seen estimates of tens of thousands.

^ ABC definitely did report the 1.5 million figure on its broadcast news report.
  • The Raw Story » ABC fights back against Tea Party protest size falsehoods 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rawstory.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And consider that ABC News never reported that the protest had over a million participants.
  • The Raw Story » ABC fights back against Tea Party protest size falsehoods 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rawstory.com [Source type: Original source]

[111]
.The march was reported as the largest conservative protest ever held in Washington, D.C., as well as the largest demonstration against President Obama's administration to date.^ Demonstrators against US President Barack Obama's .
  • tax day tea party protests | Photos | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.chron.com [Source type: News]

^ This is a protest against Obama.
  • Maryland Politics: A protest of the tea party protest - Your source of news and gossip from the Mason-Dixon Line to the Potomac - baltimoresun.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

^ Washington to protest against high.
  • TEA PARTY PROTEST 9 October 2009 21:19 UTC www.assolaw.com [Source type: News]

[112][113]

First Tea Party convention

.On February 4, 2010, the first Tea Party national convention was held in Nashville, attended by 600 people[114].^ None of them attended any tea parties.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: "Tea Party" Protests Appear to Draw At Least 250,000 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These Tea Parties belong to the People.
  • REPORT: "Fair and balanced" Fox News aggressively promotes "tea party" protests | Media Matters for America 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC mediamatters.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Idaho had several tea parties where several thousand people attended.
  • FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: How Many Attended The Tea Parties? 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.fivethirtyeight.com [Source type: News]

.The convention received broad media coverage as former GOP Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin was the featured speaker.^ And by the end of the presidential campaign, Sarah Palin had dropped almost all substance from her stump speech, instead emphasizing that she was a) a hockey mom, b) a maverick, and c) opposed to earmarks.
  • The Tea Party Protests--Pros and Cons | The Next Right 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC thenextright.com [Source type: General]

^ They even have former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin booked to be the keynote speaker, which, though they're paying her what's reportedly as much as $100,000, is something of an achievement, as she's turned down more established conservative events.
  • Tea Parties - Salon.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]

^ The GOP is the logical vehicle to go through to bring about the reforms needed and I think Sarah Palin knows this.
  • Targeting the Tea Party « Doctor Zero 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.doczero.org [Source type: Original source]

The former Alaska governor was criticized[115][116] for receiving as much as $100,000 to address the convention [117]

Tactics

.The New York Times reported on August 8, 2009 that organizations opposed to the health care reform legislation were urging opponents to be disruptive.^ U.S. Capitol on health care legislation.
  • Michele Bachmann, Jon Voight, Mark Levin, Republican congressmen, November 5, 2009, Health Care Bill Tea party, Protest of socialist government health care « Citizen Wells 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC citizenwells.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Why is health care reform unpopular?
  • The Tea Party Movement: Who's In Charge? - The Atlantic Politics Channel 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC politics.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]

^ What happens if health care reform passes?
  • Right Wing Nut House » DEBATE OVER TEA PARTY PROTEST NUMBERS MASKS THE REAL HISTORY MADE 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rightwingnuthouse.com [Source type: Original source]

.It noted that the Tea Party Patriots web site circulated a memo instructing them to "Pack the hall.^ Tea Party Patriots list .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

^ Tea Party Patriots or Facebook event .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

^ Tea Party Patriots - Arizona information .
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

Yell out and challenge the Rep’s statements early. Get him off his prepared script and agenda. .Stand up and shout and sit right back down."^ Left, Right, Up, Down etc.
  • The Rick Santelli 'Tea Party' Controversy: Article Kicks Up a Media Dust Storm | Media and Culture | AlterNet 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Be patriotic and stand up for the rights of minorities.
  • Angry Citizens Revive Boston Tea Party Protest 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And kudos for standing up for your rights!
  • Demand Justice! Denounce Violence! Saturday at SEIU Office | St. Louis Tea Party 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC stlouisteaparty.com [Source type: General]

[118] .The memo continued, "The Rep [representative] should be made to feel that a majority, and if not, a significant portion of at least the audience, opposes the socialist agenda of Washington."^ Or at least the majority support health care reform and those who strongly oppose are a minority within a minority.
  • The Raw Story » ABC fights back against Tea Party protest size falsehoods 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC rawstory.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have left in place and continue to give credence to those who should be laughed out of Washington and the MSM prop up these people.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Fullerton Tea Party gets 15,000 protestors 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

^ If this Administration is allowed to continue reaching back to the future unchecked, shaping past policy to fit today’s agenda, we should all worry.

[119]
.Some Tea party organizers have stated that they look to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals for inspiration.^ They had nothing to do with any of the Tea Party organizing groups.
  • TEA PARTY MOVEMENT DENOUNCES MEDIA CORRUPTION • Looking at the Left 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.lookingattheleft.com [Source type: General]

^ I should know - I have friends that organized some of the first tea parties.
  • "Tax day tea party" in Metairie to protest economic bailout, wasteful spending | New Orleans Metro Real Time News - - NOLA.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.nola.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There was some dissent among Tea Party organizers about this idea.
  • Fourth of July - Independence Day Tea Party Celebrations / Protests - July 4, 2009 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.surgeusa.org [Source type: General]

.Protesters have also appropriated left-wing imagery; the logo for the 9/12 March on Washington featured a raised fist design that was intended to resemble those used by pro-labor, anti-war, and black power movements of the 1960s.^ His shocking news is that the logo used for 9/12's march on Washington was lifted from Communist symbols.
  • The "tea party" movement 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC 24ahead.com [Source type: General]

^ Where is the anti-war left?
  • Minnesota Tea Party Patriots 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC teapartymn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I went to an anti Iraq war protest.
  • The Trouble With Tea Parties 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, the slogan "Keep Your Laws Off My Body", usually associated with pro-choice activists, has been seen on signs at tea parties.^ The choice is up to the tea parties.
  • Minnesota Tea Party Patriots 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC teapartymn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Additional Tea Parties will be held at 10 a.m.
  • Locals Join Tea Party Protest Against Escalating Government Spending - Noozhawk.com 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.noozhawk.com [Source type: General]

^ Tea party activists rally at U.S. Capitol .
  • Tea Party Protesters March on Washington - Blogrunner 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]
  • HEADLINE: Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama’s spending in ‘tea-party’ … - Blogrunner 6 February 2010 13:42 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

[120]

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